When it comes to the crucial job of backing up your company data, a variety of removable media for offsite storage solutions are being used.
"If you are not taking backups offsite
to a different physical location then
you ARE NOT PROTECTNG YOURSELF
against very common causes of
business data loss including
theft, fire, innocent mishap,
hardware failure, software bugs,
and the age old... malicious intent."
For smaller data backups, recordable CDs/DVDs may be adequate although this is generally too expensive and time consuming when compared to modern inexpensive, external hard drives. These hard drives can be attached in a variety of ways including USB 2.0, eSATA , and less commonly Firewire. These external drives come in two sizes which reflect the type of hard drive it has inside, either a 2.5" laptop size, or a 3.5" desktop size. The majority of the devices sold to consumers and at your chain tech stores use the USB 2.0 interface. Higher end models are starting to include the much faster, and desirable eSATA type connection.
Quality Engineering, With the Features That Count
- USB 2.0 and eSATA Host Interfaces
- Rugged Metal Design
- High Durability Connectors Rated For Over 30,000 Insertions
- Temperature Controlled Cooling System
- Ultra-Quiet MagLev Cooling Fan and Audible Fan Failure Alarm
- Compatible With Any Capacity 3.5" SATA Hard Drive
- Available In Standard and Hardware-Encrypted Versions
Hardware-Based AES Encryption Option Available
- Uses the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES-256)
- AES is Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Approved
- Encrypts Entire HDD - Including Boot Sector, OS, Virtual Memory, and Swap Files
- High-Speed Hardware Processor Encrypts/Decrypts at Full Disk Speed
- Encryption Engine Performs Self-Test Checks
- LED's Indicate Encryption Error Checking, Power Status, and Drive Activity
- Manage Your Own Hardware Key Programming
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